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We’re now fully in the midst of awards season, when kids are in school and mature adults are expected to flock to the theaters to see Oscar-worthy dramas.

It ain’t happening.

This week saw kiddie horror comedy “Goosebumps” top the chart while three other new wide release movies aimed at adults had to struggle. And this season’s other Oscar hopefuls also aren’t doing… Continue reading Box Office: Why Audiences Got 'Goosebumps' and Ditched 'Crimson Peak'

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival closed its doors over the weekend, but not before Brie Larson’s Room took home honors as the People’s Choice. Perhaps the fest’s most prestigious award, the People’s Choice is voted on by all those attending the fest who fill out a ballot on their way out of the theater. Other films that scored People’s Choice awards include

Here’s an interesting report on the heels of the notoriously white Oscars this year: according to a study looking at entertainment over the period of 2012-2013 (via The Hollywood Reporter), audiences preferred diverse casts on both big and small screens. And yet Hollywood is still doing a terrible job of representing minorities and women in front of and behind the camera.

This… Continue reading New Study Proves Audiences Want More Minorities and Women in Movies and TV

The comic book crossover event has become a central element of superhero storytelling. With the modern iterations starting in the mid-1980s with Marvel’s Secret War and DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths, roughly every year creative teams from multiple titles come together to try and tell a massive story that affects the entirety of a comic book shared universe — and in the best cases those stories have… Continue reading Comics on Film: Are Audiences Ready for a Multimedia Superhero Crossover?

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Think Like a Man Too – $ 30.0 million ($ 30.0 million total)

2. 22 Jump Street – $ 29.0 million ($ 111.4 million total)

3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $ 25.0 million ($ 95.1 million total)

4. Jersey Boys – $ 13.5 million ($ 13.5 million total)

5. Maleficent –